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Apr 16, 2013 6:30pm EDT
, para que me entregaran al bandera de venezuela ahí. >>> como lo hacía martín richards niño de 8 años que murió, su mamá sufrió daño cerebral por la explosión y su mamá perdió una pierna. >>> fue la explosión muy muy asustado la gente corriendo los policías >>> las autoridades confirmaron que solo hubo dos explosiones de bombas de fabricación casera para los que se usaron ollas a presión con clavos y metrallas, las esquirlas salieron a golpear las extremidades de la muchedumbre, también apelaron al público para que dé información de las evidencias. >>> cuando se usan bombas contra civiles inocentes, es un acto de terrorismo dijo el presidente barack obama pero aún no sabemos quién es el responsable de los ataques. >>> será una investigación a nivel mundial y haremos todo lo posible para encontrar a los culpables para encontrarlos, mientras que el espíritu deportivo que trajo alrededor de 30 mil atletas de alrededor de 60 países se regresa a casa. >>> sí regresaría. >>> y correrías otra maratón. >>> seguro que sí. >>> esta misma tarde también las autoridades
ABC
Apr 17, 2013 12:35am PDT
did so much. they are the focus now that three dead, 8-year-old martin richard, a little boy who loved baseball, was at the finish line to cheer on the runners with his family. 29-year-old krystle campbell and a chinese exchange student whose family asked her name to remain private. they're the focus. as well as the investigation on who killed them. and for that, abc's brian ross joins us. brian, what do they know? >> good evening, terry. right now, this is an investigation with great urgency because whoever did it is still at large and it's not known whether more attacks are planned. today there was a great breakthrough. according to the fbi, they have recovered the partial mangled remains of one of the bombs that did not fully explode. it turns out it's made out of common kitchen items, a pressure cooker. this exact model that we bought for $140 tonight about a half mile from here. but at a bomb it was palled with wires, electronic circuit board, tiny ball bearings and nails. all designed to maim and kill and get maximum damage to its victims. this is what remains of the pressure coo
MSNBC
Apr 16, 2013 10:00am PDT
home of 8-year-old martin richard who as we know died yesterday while watching the marathon with his family. his mother and sister still seriously injured. we've all had those moments. when you lost the thing you can't believe you lost. when what you just bought, just broke. or when you have a little trouble a long way from home... as an american express cardmember you can expect some help. but what you might not expect, is you can get all this with a prepaid card. spends like cash. feels like membership. arrival. with hertz gold plus rewards, you skip the counters, the lines, and the paperwork. zap. it's our fastest and easiest way to get you into your car. it's just another way you'll be traveling at the speed of hertz. ow the results will be fantastic. angie's list -- reviews you can trust. >>> this is a here we now our neighbors and we grieve for them. we grieve for the little boy who we knew from dorchester. bad day for boston, but i think if we pull together, we'll get through it. >> boston's mayor, thomas mannino, speaking of his city's resilience and speaking with me now
ABC
Apr 16, 2013 6:00am EDT
three killed in the explosion has been named as martin richard, he was there watching his father run. he arrived at the finish line to welcome his dad when the explosion took place. 450 people came from maryland. sherrie johnson is life at bwi with the local runners returning home, some made it home last night. you say, for other runners, we are an hour and a half away from the rival. >> reporter: all is calm. this could be a busy day. we talked with the airlines and the first flights coming from boston, 7:00 a.m., a numb of local runners expected to come home today and in to tomorrow. we caught up with keith wilson, he was following his girlfriend jennifer's progress on line, this was her fourth boston marathon. he had not heard anything about the explosions until she called him. she anybodied a half hour before the blast. she went back to he hotel room near the finish line and is doing okay and flown here to baltimore. >> she was frantic and didn't know what to do. she had more questions than i had of her at the time. scared to think what could happen. >> reporter: he says his girl
CBS
Apr 16, 2013 6:30pm EDT
remain in critical condition this evening. among the dead, eight-year-old martin richard of dorchester, massachusetts. and late today another of those killed was identified. 29-year-old krystle campbell of medfordford. we've also learned more about the two bombs planted near the finish line. they were filled with nails and ball bearings designed to maim as many people as possible at an event that drew runners and spectators from all over the world. >> this was a heinous and cowardly act, and given what we now know about what took place, the f.b.i. is investigating it as an act of terrorism. >> pelley: terrorism on patriots' day. a massachusetts holiday that celebrates the opening shots of the american revolution known to many in boston each year as marathon day. and we have just received word that the third person killed was a graduate student at boston university, the president of the university posted an announcement a short time ago, but he did not identify the student. there were reports yesterday that one or more unexploded bombs were disarmed. but it turns out there we
ABC
Apr 17, 2013 4:00am PDT
named martin richard, killed at the finish line of the marathon just after getting some ice cream. there is so much love here. >> we're here for support and love. that's what we do. >> reporter: they are dorchester strong, and they came out for martin and for his family who are suffering so much. here a family facebook photo, his mother denise recovering now from severe head injuries, his 6-year-old sister jane who lost a leg, his brother henry and his father bill. what does this do for you to be here? >> if it happened to my family, i know they'd be here for me. >> respect. it's terrible, it's awful, especially for the mother and the daughter. it's awful. >> reporter: neighbors dropped off flowers at the martin home. the clock in the center of town was stopped at the moment he was killed, and at a park where he used to play, children scrawled "pray for martin." >> when they announced it, i was like is it this martin, and then when i saw the last name i was like, yeah, and i thought it was very sad. >> reporter: so we grieve for martin richard, and we learned another name, another
CBS
Apr 16, 2013 7:00pm EDT
people were killed including 8-year-old martin richard. his sister lost her leg. his mother suffered a brain injury. they're both recovering in the hospital. president obama calling these attacks an act of evil. >> if you want to know who we are, what america is, how we respond to evil, that's it. selflessly, compassionately, not afraid. >> and president obama will be in boston thursday. they're having an enter faith service for -- interfaith service for the victims. our bruce leshan has been in boston and has the latest from there right now. >> reporter: we are just outside one of the law enforcement staging areas on the boston common. and the authorities are pledging to go to the ends of the earth to catch the killer or killers. but the fbi is also pleading for help closer to home. this special agent in charge says these killer or killers are somebody's neighbor, somebody's friend, somebody knows them. the person who did this is someone's friend, neighbor, coworker or relative. we're asking anyone who may have heard someone speak about the marathon or the date of april 15th in any wa
MSNBC
Apr 17, 2013 2:00am PDT
her name. martin richard was the first confirmed fatality and krys tchtkrystle campbell was also killed. >> you couldn't ask for a better daughter. i can't believe this is happening. she's such a hard worker in everything she did. this doesn't make any sense. >> nbc's chris jansing joins us now live from boston. chris, what an emotional time for the city of boston. >> without a doubt. this is a city that is grieving. it's also a city that's coming together. and we saw it in a very big way and in a heart warming way last night in dorchester which is the home of 8-year-old martin richard. a big crowd came out to show support for the family. it is hard to even imagine what they are going through not only losing an 8-year-old but the mother who had to undergo brain surgery. she had a very serious injury whether the entire family was near the finish line of the boston marathon. and their little girl, just 6 years old, first grader, who lost her leg. but last night we saw people lighting candles. they were laying flowers, stuffed animals and a lot of peace signs. one of the moving pict
MSNBC
Apr 16, 2013 10:00pm PDT
injured. that 8-year-old boy is martin richard. >> 8-year-old martin richard is among those killed. >> 29-year-old krystle camp pel of massachusetts. >> the fbi intelligence agencies are involved in an intensive search for evidence. two and only two explosive devices were found. >> they were crudely made. they appear to have been assembled inside a pressure cooker. >> a common type of explosive. >> a low powered explosive. >> it was really, really loud and chaos. >> pandemonium, everybody started running and screaming. >> you could run in any direction. >> the past 24 hours, this city of boston has shown its strength and determination. >> we know our neighbors, grieve for them. we know the heroes, also. boston will overcome. >> reporter: tonight, here in boston, we are learning much more about the investigation of yesterday's explosions on boylston street. the bombs were pressure cookers containing shrapnel hidden in backpacks or nylon bags detonated by timers. fragments of nylon were found at the bomb sites from the bags that held the explosives. investigators found pieces of what
CNN
Apr 16, 2013 4:00pm EDT
, including 8-year-old richard martin and 29-year-old krystle campbell. >> be very careful of secondary devices. we have very serious injuries. >> reporter: we now know more than 170 others from ages 2 to 71 are recovering from the physical wounds of these horrifying blasts. >> severe trauma in their lower extremity that was beyond salvation so i would consider them almost automatic amputees. we just completed what the bob had already done. >> the bombs we now know were loaded with shrapnel for the maximum destruction. >> there is no question some of these devices, objects were implanted in the device for the purposes of being exploded forward when the bomb went off. these are small. they are about 2 to 3 millimeters in diameter. and we have also removed over a dozen small carpenter type nails from one patient. >> reporter: the world is struggling to cope with the emotional aftermath. >> an extremely sad day for all of us but even more so for the patients and relatives. i had the pleasure of interacting with many of the relatives and obviously they are saddened by the events.
MSNBC
Apr 16, 2013 3:00pm PDT
identified. the first, 8-year-old martin richard. martin was in the third grade. his mother and sister were seriously wounded. this photo of him is breaking hearts across the country. martin holding up a sign that says "no more hurting people, peace." the other identified victim is 29-year-old krystle campbell. her father says the family is shocked and devastated. officials think the bombs consisted of explosives and shrapnel packed in pressure cookers. hidden inside black duffel bags. president obama will travel to boston on thursday to speak at an interfaith service. today, he vowed to find those responsible and labeled the bombings an act of terrorism. >> this was a heinous and cowardly act. and given what we now know about what took place, the fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorism. any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror. it will take time to follow every lead and determine what happened. but we will find out. we will find whoever harmed our citizens and we will bring them to justice. >> today we also are getting new video of the
NBC
Apr 16, 2013 6:00pm EDT
outside the home of the youngest victim. tonight, there is a vigil for 8-year-old martin richard. the boy's neighbors are stunned. >> to know that that little boy will never come home again, is -- is -- it kept me up at night and will probably keep me up this morning. >> reporter: the pakistani taliban, which claimed responsibility for the 2010 attempt in times square has denied any role in the boss marathon attack. so far, there are no suspects. investigators are combing the veins surveillance tapes and pictures from yesterday. >>> tonight, the city of boss is just beginning to come to grips with the bombing. investigators want to know who could have done it, and why. steve handelsman has reaction from the white house, and adam tuss on the police presence here in washington, we begin with shomari. >> reporter: good evening, as you walk down the street you see the uniformed officers walking around, looking for anything suspicious. let me move out of the way. we are approximately 75 yards from the finish line near where the two explosions went off. and many people have sad looks on the
CNN
Apr 16, 2013 5:00pm PDT
share her love or her smile. she was just 29 years old. martin richard was just 8 years old, his mother and 6-year-old sister recovering from surgery tonight. the sign he's holding in that photo for the second grade peace march reads, no more hurting people. we'll talk more about martin richard tonight, three lives lost, dozens more forever changed. we honor them and also this strong city. for all that has happened here, you should know this is not a city under siege. this is not a city of fear. yes, people may be holding their kids a little tighter, keeping their eyes open a little wider, but this is a city where today life and love and liberty continue. people went jogging today, they walked their dogs, brought their children to the playground and to school. boston has been battered, but it is by no means broken, not now, not ever. we've learned from 9/11 and perhaps what we've learned most is that in the face of horror and in the face of hate, we must all stand tall and stand proud and stand together. and never let anyone with a bomb in a backpack stop us from moving forward.
CBS
Apr 16, 2013 5:00pm EDT
. several lost limbs. three people were killed, include 8-year-old martin richards. brahm called the bombings a cowardly act of terrorism. >> if you want to know who i -- who we are, what america is, how we respond to evil, that's it. selflessly, compassionately, unafraid. >> reporter: surveillance cameras like this one nearby the crime scene are proving crucial to investigators. they are using them, combined with cell phone footage and any photos they can find, in the hopes of catching the suspect. >> there you go, ma'am. >> reporter: runners returned to the scene today, to pick up belongings they left behind and their marathon medals. leah valgardson said despite the attack, she'll keep running. >> people aren't going to stop running. in fact, they'll probably run more. >> reporter: mourners are laying wreaths at the site. >> reporter: as for the second victim, 29-year-old crystal campbell, cbs news has learned she was here in boston. she was with a friend and they were hoping to capture an image of another friend, as they were crossing the finish line. police say all of the tips,
Univision
Apr 16, 2013 6:00pm EDT
toda una nacion es la del pequeno martin richard de 8 anos edad quien falleciera en el devastador evento. luis yepez dice haber ayudado al padre de este durante la explosion el papa estaba en showck, acostado con una herida muy seria, estaba preguntando por su hijo pero estaba desubicado basado en lo que estaba pasando. mientras tanto bajo una fuerte seguridad por parte de autoridades esta manana familiares y amigos dejaban flores frente de la residencia de la familia richard . segun se reporto la madre de martin sufrio una lesion en el cerebro, mientras que su hermana perdio una pierna. en un comunicado el padre de martin, bill richard, indicaba lo siguiente: "mi querido hijo ha muerto a causa de heridas adquiridas durante el ataque de boston. mi esposa y mi hija se estan recuperando de lesiones serias. agradecemos a nuestros familiares y amigos y aquellas personas que no conocemos por sus oraciones. asi mismo pedimos paciencia y privacidad en nuestro proceso de recuperacion" hasta el momento no han dado de alta a ningun paciente, lo que si informaron algunos doctores del tufts m
MSNBC
Apr 16, 2013 1:00pm EDT
continue personally to be vigilant. >> the victims, including 8-year-old martin richard. >>> and the dozens of people undergoing repeated surgeries today. >> i think the most important thing to consider right now is that all the patients are first alive. and second, are in rather stable condition. they're quite sick, some of them. and admitted to the intensive care unit. but overall we're very pleased with the results. >> as flags at the white house are lowered to half-staff, president obama praises those who rush to aid the injured. >> you want to know who we are? what america is? we respond to evil. that's it. selflessly, compassionately. unafraid. >> good day, i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. the fbi and intelligence agencies are involved in an intensive search for evidence and we have new details, breaking news about the explosives used in the boston bombings, joining me now, nbc news justin correspondent pete williams and michael leiter. pete, ha have you learn about the bombs themselves? >> well, what we're told by authorities, andrea, is that they're crudely made. they
ABC
Apr 16, 2013 5:30pm PDT
details of those who did not survive. 8-year-old martin richard. and 29-year-old krystle campbell. >> i couldn't ask for a better daughter. i can't believe this has happened. >> reporter: her mother said that her death was just a waste. late today we learned that the third victim was a graduate student at boston university. we do not have a name there. and of course scores of other people were injured in this attack. the current total stands at 176. diane, to give you a sense of how boston is coming together in the wake of these attacks, late today, the red cross announced that it is now turning away blood donors. they say they are simply at capacity. >> all right, thank you, dan. and thinking of everyone in boston today, president obama had a message for the bombers and the world. listen. >> the american people refuse to be terrorized. because what the world saw yesterday in the aftermath of the explosions were stories of heroism and kindness and generosity and love. so if you want to know who we are, what america is, how we respond to evil, that's it. selflessly, compassionately
CNN
Apr 25, 2013 5:00pm PDT
responder who tried to keep martin richard's family alive. martin richard's sister, badly wounded, part of her leg was missing. he ran, he was off duty, this is matt patterson, a firefighter and paramedic, he was having a drink with his girlfriend when the blast went off. he ran, he saw the little girl, and he saved her life. >> i don't know if it was just tunnel vision or fate or whatever it was, but i just looked and focused and i just saw this one child in the middle of the street, just sitting there with this dazed, shocked look. [ tires screech ] [ beeping ] ♪ [ male announcer ] we don't just certify our pre-owned vehicles. we inspect, analyze and recondition each one, until it's nothing short of a genuine certified pre-owned... mercedes-benz for the next new owner. ♪ hurry in to your authorized mercedes-benz dealer for 1.99% financing during our certified pre-owned sales event through april 30th. pre-owned sales event at od, whatever business you're in, that's the business we're in with premium service like one of the best on-time delivery records and a low claims ratio, we do
ABC
Apr 16, 2013 4:00pm PDT
. an 8-year-old martin richard died in the blast. his 6-year-old sister lost a leg. their mother suffered a brain injury. neighbors describe the family as being very active in the community, boston's dorchester neighborhood. >> they're an all american family. three kids, mother, father, used to play outside of the r.all of the time. the kids outside, having a good time. this is just a tragedy. >> someone etched the word peace in chalk on the sidewalk. bill richards thanking family and friends and strangers and asked people to pray for his family. >> right after the blast jammed phone lines prevented people at that site from reaching relatives. >> one man badly injured did get a hold of his mom. she told the story today on good morning america. >> my son called me at 3:00 on my cell phone saying i'm hurt bad and he couldn't save his brother or girlfriend. and he was rushed to the hospital. and we couldn't find my other son for a long time, after. >> paul norton both survived but each lost a leg below the knee. paul's girlfriend suffered burns and all three standing next to martin
NBC
Apr 16, 2013 5:00pm EDT
behind us. speaking many people out about martin richards, his little league coach last saw him on sunday morning. >> he brightened the room. he had this awesome smile. with freckles and he was a cute kid. he was so ppolite and so nice. he grasped quickly what was going on. a great kid. i had him in hockey from september all the way through, we stopped 4 weeks ago. and i was coaching him in baseball. when i called his mother he -- she said he was excited to be on my team. he was a really good athlete. we're hoping to have a good season with them. i honestly -- my prayer is got to the father. .hat is insane it is terrible. is toot imagine, it much. i am at a loss for words. i cannot grasp what is going on. >> in a statement, the dad, bill richards said he is continuing to ask for paris for everyone from his -- for his wife and daughter who are still hospitalized. >> authorities are confirming the identity of the second victim, crystal campbell. take al had gone to picture of a friend crossing the finish line when hethe bombs wet off. >> mild temperatures broke out across the area wi
Univision
Apr 17, 2013 5:35am PDT
v vÍctimas. martÍn richards de 8 aÑos muriÓ en la meta gy un joven de origen chino que estudiaba en la universidad de boston. este atleta venezolano volo desde caracas para participar de esta carrera de 26 millas. >>> cumplÍ con mi pais, hice las votaciones y de ahÍ agarre el vuelo, me dio tiempo para llegar al aeropuerto. y pude descansar. >>> y las autoridades dijeron que hubo dos bombosfeo artefactos estaban rellenos de clavos y metrallas, una combinaciÓn que aumenta el efecto devastador. no se conoce con precisiÓn como fueron detonadas, y el uso de los celulares es una de la posibilidad que forma parte de la investigaciÓn. >>> tambiÉn esta misma noche las autoridades informaron que planean reconstruir las bombas, no solo lograran determinar la forma en la que fueron fabricadas, esto es una revelaciÓn muy importante de Último minuto. y esta misma noche piense dijo que obama piensa visitar esa ciudad. y que se espera un ambiente familiar. >>> recalcar la confeesie de estos artefactos, hablamos de olla de presiÓn en mochilas de nairon neelaboradas? >>> y las fotografÍas m
CNN
Apr 16, 2013 1:00am PDT
martin richards. "the boston globe" is reporting that late last night community members gathered at a local restaurant there in dorchester to remember him. his mother and his sister were severely injured. that is what the paper is reporting. they're saying the father's name is bill, that he is a community leader there, that the entire community has come to rally around them to support them. i want to read you a quote, john, from the paper. this comes from one of the other leaders in the community talking about the boy and that family, the richard family saying, quote, they are beloved by this family. it is surreal. it is tragic. and it is tragic beyond words. john? >> you know, it certainly is, poppy harlow. dorchester is a close knit community. poppy harlow at brigham & women's hospital. we'll talk to you in a bit. >>> as we mentioned, the fbi is in charge of this investigation right now, and the agency has its marching orders. president obama promising the nation we will get to the bottom of this. susan candiotti this morning on the first steps that are underway in this growing, ver
CNN
Apr 17, 2013 1:00am PDT
turnout there. as you could see, an outpouring of support of the family for martin richard. one of the many ways the community of boston is coming together to pay respects to the victims. an outpouring of raw emotion from a community struck by grief. friends and family of 8-year-old martin richard gathered in a park near his home to remember him and pray for his family. his 6-year-old sister lost his leg. his mother has a serious brain injury. on tuesday, friends and relatives dropped off flowers in the family's house in the dorchester area of boston. martin's picture celebrating his first communion, another with the sign that reads no more hurting people, now emblazoned in the minds of millions. one of the first responders, dr. kim mills tried to revive him. >> what she told me is she handed it off to the emts. she pronounced him and said he's dead. somebody said we need to start cpr. >> reporter: now he says his wife is grappling with the reality of seeing these pictures of martin. >> you could see she got quiet, the emotion coming back. >> reporter: the second fatality is krystle ca
FOX News
Apr 17, 2013 2:00am PDT
-year-old martin richards, 29-year-old kristen campbell and a boston university student a chinese national and her family asked that no other information be released. >> another individual in dorchester, massachusetts. people are holding banners asking for peace. >> they see the candles and the american flag and it was peaceful but it was also a reminder of how united we are as a neighborhood. >> all around the country not just runners but americans standing united with boston. runners going for a jog to honor the victims. >> we will also learn much more about the three victims. we have a closer look at each person there who lost lives and how their family and friends are remembering them. good morning, molly. >> good morning patti ann and heather. a difficult day for the city of boston. the loss of the three lives all of them had a connection here a 8-year-old boy his name martin richard. he was at the finish line with his mom, dad and his little sister when the bomb blasted. his life was taken his mother and sister remain very bravely injured and the dorchester neighborhood wher
CBS
Apr 16, 2013 4:00pm EDT
-old martin richards. president obama called the bombings a cowardly act. >> if you want to know who we are, who mark is, how we respond to evil, that's it. selflessly, compassionately, unafraid. >> reporter: surveillance cameras like this one nearby the crime scene are proving crucial to investigators. they are using them, combined with any photos they can find nhopes of-- in hopes of catching the suspect. >> reporter: runners took to the scene to pick up their belongings and medals. leah says, despite the attack, she's going to keep competing. >> people aren't going to stop running. in fact, they'll probably be running even more. >> reporter: the area will be closed off, at least until thursday. >> reporter: despite the countless tips they have received, authorities are still telling us, they have no clear suspect. earlier, they had been talking to a saudi man. they each executed a search warrant on his home. we're now being told he -- instead of being a suspect, rather, he was a victim himself. he was a spectator who was hurt when those bombs were detonated. reporting live in bost
NBC
Apr 17, 2013 4:30am PDT
love for martin. >> reporter: show of support for 8-year-old boy, martin richard, who died watching his dad run the boston marathon. his mother and sister are still recovering in local hospitals. the boy's death shakening this community to its core. >> makes you sick and angry at the same time. you know? >> reporter: not far away, hundreds gathered on boston commons, trying to make sense of the senseless together. prayed for healing and honoring the memories of the victims, among them krystal campbell, whose mother spoke about her in front of their home. >> she was all smiles. >> reporter: continued processing the 12-block crime scene, what one official called the most complex boston police have ever seen, fbi showing the first pictures of the devices used in monday's attack. pressure cookers packd with ball bearings, nails. urging the public to come forward with pictures, videos and tips. >> we're asking that anyone come forward who heard anyone speak about the marathon or april 15th in any way that he or she may target the event to call us. someone knows who did this. >> reporter: the
ABC
Apr 24, 2013 4:00am PDT
held two more funerals for the victims. 8-year-old martin richard, and m.i.t. police officer, sean collier. vice president joe biden will be in boston today to speak at a memorial service for collier. john and diana? >> now, devin, we know that the medical examiner has cleared tamerlan's body for recovery by the family. do we know who's going to claim it and where he's going to be buried? >> reporter: the father said an uncle of the brothers who lives in the united states could possibly be claimed today. no word on where it might be buried. in an interview with abc news in russia, the mother say she and her husband plan to come to the united states. no date has been set. one interesting complication possibly for her, there's an outstanding warrant for her arrest in the united states. she is accused of stealing $1,600 in clothing from a massachusetts department store. diana and january john? >> devin dwyer in washington. thank you. >>> for the first time, we're hearing from david henneberry where dzhokhar was found. he considers himself an accidental hero. ed harding has the exclusi
KOFY
Apr 17, 2013 12:00am PDT
medford, massachusetts and eight-year-old martin richard of boston. the third victim was a boston university student from china. his family has asked his name not be released. >> all were remembered during a vigil on boston common. earlier in the evening, thousands gathered for a vigil honoring martin richard. tonight 70 suks of the injure >> tonight 76 of the injured are in hospital and some with serious injuries. >> among the injured is 11-year-old aaron hern of ma -- of martinez. the community came together in force to support him and his family. abc news reporter john alston is live at a restaurant where thousands of dollars were raised. john? >> carolyn, the hern family was supposed to return to martinez today after their trip to boston. because of what happened people i'm went to the cafe to make what happened a little easier. they ate pasta and salad at $5 a plate, but donated much more. it was put together by rocks on main whose grandchildren go to school with the injured child. >> it was senseless to go on facebook every day about the clam chowder when this hit so close t
CNN
Apr 20, 2013 4:00am PDT
children. and we have four lives lost in all of this, 8-year-old martin richard, the chinese exchange student, lingzi lu, and krystle campbell, and the officer sean collier shotdown. >> so many questions. motive? was there anybody that may have helped them? why did they shoot that police officer? all these questions still remain. the oldest brother, tamerlan tsarnaev in-laws and wife are asking the public to please respect their privacy at this time. and as we know, tamerlan was the bombing suspect killed in a shoot-out with police. a statement issued outside the family's north king's town rhode island home rings, quote, our daughter has lost her husband today, the father of her child. we cannot begin to comprehend how this horrible tragedy occurred. in the aftermath of the horror, we know that we never really knew tamerlan tsarnaev. our hearts are sickened by the knowledge of the horror he inflicted. please respect our family's privacy at this difficult time. >> we are starting to get a clearer picture of who the suspects were and what they were doing before they began the reign of t
NBC
Apr 16, 2013 5:00am EDT
is martin richard. he was watching his father finish the race when he was killed in the blast. his mother suffering a severe brain injury. and his 6-year-old sister apparently lost her leg in that blast. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the fbi, homeland security all coming here to brief lawmakers on what is happening with this investigation in boston here on capitol hill. congress observed a moment of silence. a big roll out of the immigration bill. it will be filed but not with the fanfare that had been planned. focus today needs to be on the victims in boston. we have a flag flying at half-staff as they look into whether or not this was an act of terror. we will find out who did this and hold them accountable. >> the most important thing is that we do it right, get the right information. >> as you know, there was a security perimeter established around the white house and more on metro as well. by the way, here on capitol hill a lot of lawmakers that are calling this an act of terror the president did not. >> 5:34 right now. in the wake of the bombings, japan is a
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. they have been identified at 8- year-old martin richards, 28- year-old crystal campbell. and we just learned the third person was a grad student at boston university. the chinese consulate in new york has confirmed the woman was a chinese citizen but is not releasing her name. >>> we have continuing coverage tonight. ktvu crews have spent the day looking into the bay area's readiness for an act of terror. as well as looking into new clues that the fbi is uncovering in boston. we begin with john sasaki where he just spoke to the father of an 11-year-old hurt. >> reporter: i'm out here where they're having a fundraiser for the hern family. i spoke to his father and he tells me how 11-year-old aaron hern is doing after the injuries. he was waiting near the finish line with his father and sister when the bomb went off and he suffered a bomb injury. aaron is a sixth grader at martinez junior high school where flags are flying at half staff. the students and staff are doing what they can to help a family. in one class they're raising donations putting them in a jar. the entire family
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, massachusetts and eight-year-old martin richard of boston. the third victim was a boston university student from china. his family has asked his name not be released. >> all were remembered during a vigil on boston common. earlier in the evening, thousands gathered for a vigil honoring martin richard. tonight 70 suks of the injure >> tonight 76 of the injured are in hospital and some with serious injuries. >> among the injured is 11-year-old aaron hern of ma -- of martinez. the community came together in force to support him and his family. abc news reporter john alston is live at a restaurant where thousands of dollars were raised. john? >> carolyn, the hern family was supposed to return to martinez today after their trip to boston. because of what happened people i'm went to the cafe to make what happened a little easier. they ate pasta and salad at $5 a plate, but donated much more. it was put together by rocks on main whose grandchildren go to school with the injured child. >> it was senseless to go on facebook every day about the clam chowder when this hit so close to home. >> reporter
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funeral service was held today for 8-year-old martin richard. his mother and sister were seriously wounded in the attack. the family released a statement saying, this has been the most difficult week of their lives. m.i.t. campus police officer sean collier was also laid to rest tuesday. investigators tell cbs news the brothers assassinated the officer in his car so they could take his gun. vinita nair, cbs news, boston. >> reporter: we have also learned six weeks before the boston marathon bombings the older brother was at a new hampshire fireworks store. we're told at the store he bought two mortar kits. it's unknown at this time whether that was what was used in these two pressure cooker bombs but certainly another piece in the puzzle. >> any idea why it's taking so long for people to come forward with these injuries. >> reporter: you know, i think in a lot of instances, these people thought they had temporary injuries like a ruptured eardrum. they thought, hearing will come back quickly. only now they're realizing things are not getting any better so we have heard from now 26 h
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grenades, and a short time later he was under arrest. police radio relayed the word. >> subject in custody. subject in custody. >> reporter: boston transit police actually put the handcuffs on his wrists, taking on that duty to honor richard donahue, the transit police officer wounded thursday night in a shoot-out with the tsarnaev brothers. among questions so far unanswered, where were the bombs built, and did the bombers test explosives somewhere outside of town, did they have help. so far investigators say the answer seems to be no. where did they get their guns? investigators are working to trace that now. what were they doing after the bombings? dzhokhar tsarnaev's classmates say he returned tuesday to the dartmouth campus where he was a student. and what was his brother, tamerlan, doing last january when he visited his father in dagestan? did that trip have anything to do with the bombing or his radicalization? as for the boston marathon bombing itself, those who have seen a still unreleased surveillance video acquired by the fbi say it shows dzhokhar tsarnaev removing his backpack at the spot where the second bomb was placed and acting very differently from those around him when the first bomb went off. >> it does seem to be pretty clear that this suspect took the backpack off, put it down, did not react when the first explosion went off and then moved away from the backpack in time for the second explosion. so pretty clear about his involvement and pretty chilling, frankly, as it was described to me. >> and this one other note -- police say that the brothers carjacked an suv thursday night and held the car's owner at gunpoint. he tells nbc news tonight that he escaped when they stopped at a gas station. he described them as "brutal and cautious." he asked that we not identify him, and he declined an on-camera interview, lester. >> pete, it is our understanding criminal charges are being prepared as we speak but there are some on capitol hill who want to ramp this up to an act of war. what other options are there in terms of charging this young man? >> well, he's going to be charged in civilian court. and even the republicans on -- in congress say that they understand that. what they want the government to do is declare him an enemy combatant simply for the purpose of questioning and then turning him back over to civilian authorities for the trial. but tonight the justice department says that's not going to happen. >> all right, pete williams tonight, thank you. >>> as authorities search for answers, they are turning more of their attention to a trip the older brother made last year to the russian republics of chechnya and dagestan, both mainly muslim, both with militant separatist movements. tonight nbc's adrian mong is in dagestan in the neighborhood where some of the suspect's family lives. >> reporter: a long way from boston in this remote mountainous city in dagestan in the northern caucasus, relatives and friends of the suspected bombers are in shock over the news that two of their own may have been responsible for the marathon bombings. "i don't believe it but only allah knows," says an uncle of the brothers. tamerlan tsarnaev visited him when he traveled to dagestan last year. in the neighborhood where tamerlan and dzhokhar's father lives, the same sentiment. neighbors here on the street tell us they have a hard time believing what happened because they say the suspect's father is a good man. but the neighbors also say they haven't met the sons. dagestan is the russian federation's oldest, largest and most ethnically diverse islamic republic. its population of almost 3 million, predominantly muslim, has in recent years come under increased scrutiny by russian authorities. "they started closing our mosques and taking away our books," says this civil rights activist. and dagestan has attracted rebels from neighboring chechnya, hoping to spread a a pan-islamic separatist movement across the north caucasus region. investigators are still looking into whether tamerlan had any connection to militants in either dagestan or chechnya. adrian mong, nbc news, dagestan. >>> back in boston, this was a day of reflection as the dead and wounded were remembered, and the city began to reopen after the horror of the past week. nbc's ron allen is there for us tonight. ♪ >> reporter: boston's heart burst out in song today on the streets near where so many victims of the marathon bombing were wounded last week. ♪ i'm going to let it shine >> evil will always happen in this world, yet we can combat it with good, we can combat it with love. >> reporter: worshippers who couldn't get to churches inside the cordoned off crime scene attended services outside. ♪ let peace begin with me >> reporter: at the cathedral of the holy cross, powerful portraits stood before a congregation filled with heavy hearts. pictures of those killed by the bomb blasts. krystle campbell, 29, lingzi lu, 23 and martin richard, just 8. and police officer sean collier, 26, murdered allegedly by the suspects. at m.i.t. today a tribute where collier died on campus. >> i see a young man with incredible potential. i think the sky was the limit with him, and i think that in the future we would have heard a lot from him. m.i.t. is a real special place, and it is the real deal, and they deserve the reputation they have is deserved beyond deserved. but this is a whole other side that i'm starting to see. >> reporter: more than 50 people wounded in the blast remain hospitalized, including a 7-year-old girl in critical condition, and transit officer richard donahue, ironically a close friend of officer collier, gravely wounded during the chase for the two suspects. >> he works for the transit, and i'll always tell him you're never going to see any action because you're on the subway. but, you know, there he is jumping into the midst of a gunfight in watertown and making transit very proud. >> reporter: at the university of massachusetts, where suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev was enrolled, campus reopened with stunned students reacting to finding out an alleged bomber was in their midst. >> after what i saw, it was like a small army here, i assume that we're good to go. i'm glad they took all the precautions they did. >> this is a line into center field. >> reporter: through it all, boston strives to return to normal. the red sox played a doubleheader to make up a game canceled because of friday's manhunt. still, it's hard to ignore the powerful attraction and emotions at the memorial near the marathon's finish line where people come from near and far. some bringing friends who have a special touch. >> how old are you? >> 3. he'll be 4 in june. >> it's been almost a week. still a lot of feeling. >> oh, absolutely. absolutely. i mean, that's why i came up today. it is a beautiful day, and i thought what better way to spend it than to come to boston. >> reporter: late today officials here said it is still going to take a while to reopen the center of the city behind me because that's still a huge crime scene, and they've asked everyone to observe a moment of silence tomorrow at 2:50 p.m., exactly one week after the bombs exploded, and then church bells will ring signaling the way forward. lester? >> ron allen tonight in boston, thanks. >>> and last night in boston, it was a spectacular spring day today in london as that city held its marathon under heightened security and in solidarity with the people of boston. nbc's duncan golestani was there. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands lined up just as the boston runners did six days ago. that's when the whistle blew london's competitors stood still for 30 seconds wearing black ribbons, they joined together in silence to remember those who died and those injured far away. on this sunny spring day the shadow of the boston attacks could be felt here. from the 40% increase in police protection to extra bomb-sniffing dogs checking bags. this was about re-assurance and it worked. >> well, they're here. if anybody's afraid, they wouldn't be here, would they? >> reporter: keeping a close eye, the hundreds of thousands of surveillance cameras installed as a result of past terror attacks, including the 2005 bombings, which killed 52 people. londoners are known for their resilience. despite the bombings in boston, the crowds here are defiant. they have come out in their hundreds of thousands determined to cheer on the runners. london's embrace was especially noticed by its competitors. in boston tatiana mcfadden won the women's wheelchair race. >> tatiana mcfadden. >> reporter: in london, a second victory yet still bittersweet. >> it's about hope, you know, and it's about bringing hope to the people back in boston, and so that's what the race was about today, and i really dedicate the race to boston. >> reporter: the messages of goodwill work in both ways, from prince harry poised at the finish -- >> the way boston's dealt with it has been absolutely remarkable. >> reporter: to boston's transit police "we hope you and you will the runners have a great day." two cities with one message, we remain defiant. duncan golestani, nbc news, london. >>> when "nightly news" continues on this sunday, rising floodwaters in the midwest where many are still bracing for the worst. >>> and later a deadly weekend in ski country. we'll go to colorado where the avalanche struck. >>> states of emergency in the midwest tonight as dozens of rivers have overflowed their banks triggering deadly flooding. nbc's john yang has the latest from clarksville, missouri. john, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. so far, this round of the river versus man is going to the residents of clarksville, missouri. four days of furious sandbagging have kept the water from inundating downtown. >> okay. ready? >> reporter: trish connelly had planned to open a new fine arts gallery in clarksville's historic downtown this weekend. instead, she's been sandbagging to try to save it. >> everybody's pulling and helping. we could just still use more help. >> reporter: this town 75 miles north of st. louis has flooded at least 4 times in the last 18 years. this year, it's come early. the high water forced the army corps of engineers to close locks and halt traffic. two bridges were closed for several hours after more than 100 barges broke loose saturday night south of st. louis. it's a far cry from just a few months ago when drought conditions threatened to bring river traffic to a standstill. rivers are rising fast across a huge swath of the midwest, a result of last week's storms dumping a month's worth of rain in just a few hours. it triggered widespread flash flooding and sinkholes in chicago and caused dozens of rivers to swell. evacuations are under way, roads closed as hundreds of acres of farmland are swallowed by water. at least three deaths are blamed on the floodwaters. in central indiana, today, authorities found the body of a man swept away by rising water. >> 911 called, and they said water picked his truck up. last words he said call bob baker, which is me. >> reporter: in lowell, michigan, near grand rapids, record floodwaters damaged hundreds of homes and dozens of businesses. back in clarksville standing on the deck of his house, douglas getten says he feels like he's on the deck of a ship. >> when the river is low it is a beauty. when it's high, it's a beast. >> reporter: tonight the town's holding its breath anxiously waiting to see if the sandbags hold, and they know this is only the beginning. >> we're not out of the woods. if we have rain up north or that quick snow melt, we're going to see higher levels yet. >> reporter: already major flooding forecast for later this week from northern iowa to st. louis. lester? >> anxious days there, john, thanks. >>> four days after that huge explosion at a fertilizer plant in central texas, everyone is accounted for tonight with 14 people dead and 200 injured. more residents returned home today, but the area closest to the plant is still off-limits. nbc's gabe gutierrez has the latest. >> reporter: new video of the damage in west, texas, after a fertilizer facility exploded in a blinding fireball. for the first time we see an apartment complex ripped open. chunks of concrete tossed hundreds of yards. a school heavily damaged, and this nursing home shattered. today investigators said they found the origin of the explosion but won't say where or what triggered it, and they still aren't sure what caused wednesday's initial fire. >> we know that there was an initial fire and then an explosion. we do not have a time line. >> reporter: local authorities say everyone is accounted for, and they don't expect to find any more bodies. 14 people were killed, including buck utmore. >> i mean, we are such a close family. it is just such a big hole. just such a big hole in it now. >> just move forward and get in line. >> reporter: today police check points more residents were allowed back into their homes but the area closest to the plant is still off-limits. >> my daughter's house is caved in, but we'd at least like to be able to get in and start cleaning up and salvaging what can be salvaged. >> we're going to have to have church outside. >> reporter: on this somber sunday in texas, a displaced congregation attended church outside knowing their town would never be the same. gabe gutierrez, nbc news, west, texas. >>> when we come back here tonight, what caused a deadly avalanche in colorado. >>> it happened in an instant this weekend, a huge avalanche that came crashing down on a group of snowboarders in colorado. five of them were killed, a tragic reminder that the thrill of going beyond the boundaries can come at a tremendous cost. we get the story tonight from nbc's leanne gregg. >> reporter: a day after five snowboarders were killed in a massive back country avalanche on loveland pass, thrill seekers returned. >> the adrenaline rush. that's why i'm here. >> back country skiing is amazing. it is fantastic. but everyone has to be cognizant of the risk at all times. >> reporter: they were not far from where the 600-foot-wide and 8-foot-deep avalanche swept up six snowboarders. only one survived. he freed himself and called for help. when rescuers arrived it was too late for the others. >> they were buried in very hard, heavy debris, so they either sustained injuries or they died from suffocating in the debris pile. >> reporter: all six men in their 30s were expert riders. among those who perished, ian lamphere, trained as a heli ski guide in alaska. rick goccle, who a friend called one of the most educated back country guides in the world and joe timlin, who is quoted as saying snowboarding was his life. they were all well equipped with proper safety gear. >> just because you have all the rescue equipment, it doesn't prevent the avalanches. >> reporter: this helmet video of a skier caught in an avalanche shows the horror of being trapped under a mountain of snow. he was able to create an air pocket and a quick response from friends saved his life. saturday's avalanche was the deadliest in colorado in more than 50 years. this season nationwide 24 people have died in avalanches. 11 in colorado. heavy spring snow, more than three feet in less than two weeks, has caused volatile conditions. >> if you go to the wrong place, the outcome is tragic. >> reporter: a somber call for caution as the ski and snowboard community mourns for five of their own. leanne gregg, nbc news, loveland pass, colorado. >>> in china, rescuers are still trying to save people who may have been trapped in the country's worst earthquake in three years. officials say the death toll has risen to 208 with almost 12,000 injured. 1,000 of them seriously. the 6.6 quake happened yesterday in sichuan province in southwestern china. >>> and as the civil war in syria rages on, the u.s. said today it will double the aid to the opposition. secretary of state john kerry made the announcement at a meeting in turkey saying the u.s. will give the syrian rebels $123 million in new assistance. some will go to additional n nonlethal supplies for the military wing of the rebel coalition trying to overthrow the assad regime. >>> an american financier announced today he is creating a $300 million scholarship program for studying in china. stephen schwarzman, head of the blackstone group, said the money will finance a masters program at a university in beijing. 200 students from the u.s. and around the world will attend each year. schwarzman will donate $100 million from his personal fortune. >>> up next here tonight -- what they mean by boston strong. ♪ sweet caroline >>> finally tonight, a city living up to its new rallying cry -- boston strong. it was seen and heard all over boston today as the city emerged from one of its darkest chapters. nbc's katy tur has more tonight. >> reporter: sunday in boston, and faneuil hall is filled with music. ♪ newbury street lined with shoppers and boston common only two days ago deserted is now full of children. >> it felt like an infusion of 60,000 people came in a matter of -- overnight. >> reporter: the city that started the american revolution proving its strength by simply moving forward. >> you don't mess with boston. it's a very, very resilient town. people here -- life will go on. >> reporter: judy and susan, both nurses at brigham and women's, came to the edge of boylston street for the first time since the tragedy to lay flowers. >> i know what the injuries were and i just needed to come down and see it for myself. >> reporter: in boston the big signs of support have been just as important as the little ones. free hugs on boylston street. >> yeah, boston -- woo! >> reporter: memorials both temporary and permanent. >> see how great the community is getting behind you girls? >> reporter: simple gestures surpassing the wildest expectations. bridget, lauren, sierra and mary baked brownies well past their bedtimes to raise money for people they've never met. the family of 8-year-old martin richard. they hoped to make $100. so far they raised more than $5,000. >> we wanted to give cookies to all boston police. >> reporter: today they delivered cookies to boston's finest. today they delivered cookies to boston's finest. >> it is great that they helped and i really wanted to thank them. >> reporter: boston strong, wicked strong, we are one boston. >> i feel like a firefighter i'm getting so much love. all right? >> this is boston. my home. i'll never turn my back on it, you know? >> reporter: katy tur, nbc news, boston. >>> that's nbc news "nightly news" for this sunday. brian williams will be here tomorrow. i'm lester holt reporting from new york. and for all of us here at nbc news, goodnight. i knew there were a lot of tech jobs available out there. i knew devry university would give me the skills that i needed to make one of those tech jobs mine. we teach cutting-edge engineering technology, computer information systems, networking and communications management -- the things that our students need to know in the world today. our country needs more college grads to help fill all the open technology jobs. to help meet that need, here at devry university, we're offering 4 million dollars in tech scholarships for qualified new students. learn more at devry.edu. >>> right now at 6:00, the sun still beating down on the bay area. hot today and, folks, we haven't seen anything yet. good evening. i'm terry mcsweeney. >> i'm diane dwire. we have team coverage on the warmup. anthony slaughter in the weather center tracking record breaking temperatures heading our way. kimberly terry is in san jose where temperatures reached the mid-80s today. it's hot for this time of year but certainly not unbearable. i assume most folks are enjoying it out there. >> reporter: they are enjoying it. we're all enjoying it out here. we did a nonscientific survey. most people say it's not scorching hot, it's actually quite comfortable. everyone is out here just soaking up the rays and enjoying it. but spring certainly does feel more like summer today. families are taking advantage of mother nature's grace. in downtown an jose there's no shortage of kids enjoying the fun in the water fountains out there. parents say it's a win/win. plenty of shade for them and water for the kids. >> it's hot. >> did you enjoy it out here? >> yeah. i enjoy getting wet. >> this is fun for them. it's fun, it's free. and it's keeping them nice and cool. >> pretty nice. pretty good. >> reporter: surprising for an april day? >> yes. >> reporter: we saw a lot of people finding shelter from the sun with big water bottles. two important things given the heat, another one to keep in mind today, sunscreen. lots of moms shaking their kids around, trying to put sunscreen on them. >> thanks a lot. hot in the east bay as well. how about nearly 90 degrees in sinole this afternoon. spring heat wave apparently just getting started. anthony, looks like the record is going to be coming tumbling down tomorrow. >> if you've lived in the bay area long enough you'll note back in 2009, that's when we saw our last heat wave like this in april. we're looking at smashing really widespread records across the board tomorrow. in fact, today the hottest spot, gilroy at 89. livermore 89 as well. san jose, 86. everybody else very warm. mid to upper 80s across the board. santa teresa another warm spot at 90. tomorrow will get a little warmer. san jose will actually be at 9 tomorr -- 89 tomorrow. that will tie an old record 1998. 2009 was a year we had many records in april broken. also
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Apr 16, 2013 6:00pm EDT
. several lost limbs. three people were killed, including 8-year-old martin richard. president obama called the bombing a cowardly act of terrorism. >> if you want to know who we are, what america is, how we respond to evil, that's it. selflessly, compassionately, unafraid. >> reporter: surveillance cameras like this one nearby the crime scene are proving crucial to investigators. they are using them, combined with cell phone footage of any photos they can find, in the hopes of catching the suspect. >> reporter: runners returned to the scene today to pick up belongings they left behind and their marathon medals. leah valgardson said despite the attack, she'll keep competing. >> people aren't going to stop. in fact, they'll be probably running even more. >> reporter: the area will be closed off at least until thursday. >> now, the white house is still not commenting on whether they believe this attack was carried out by a domestic or a foreign threat. but we can tell you that president barack obama will be here in boston. he's slated to arrive on thursday morning, while he will presid
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addition to 8-year-old martin richard of dorchester toup. >> as the story develops and we get the images of these people. we can put a face behind the number. it gets more powerful. we know that martin richard, the 8-year-old, they'll have a memorial service later tonight. his family was well loved in this community and that story is truly heart breaking. his sister loses a leg, he loses his life and his mother has brain surgery and they were all there to watch daddy run the marathon. as this news about the pressure cookers and the backpacks, as that becomes more widespread, i think you will see people looking at other people with backpacks here. it is human nato nature. something people are prone to do. it is something i will do without thinking about it. >> thank you very much. we appreciate you joining us live with the latest from boston. still ahead, in the world of politics, what is ahead after the attacks on boston. much has been impacted by the investigation. we're going to talk with nbc senior political editor about the latest developments on immigration gun control. but first, a lo
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>>> the "news nation" is following the expanding investigation into the boston marathon bombings. officials said late today, the explosives were likely carried in backpacks and made to be essentially pressure cookers. likely triggered by a timer. meanwhile, we're nearing exactly 24 hours since the first bomb exploded at 2:50 eastern time yesterday afternoon. the fbi said it will go to the ends of the earth to find those responsible. the fbi is also asking for more pictures and even more video from the scene itself. in the last couple of hours, the president updated the nation on the investigation. >> we continue to mobilize and deploy all appropriate law enforcement resources to protect our citizens and investigate and to respond to this attack. obviously, our first thoughts this morning are with the victims, their families, and the city of boston. we know that two explosions gravely wounded dozens of americans and took the lives of others including, an 8-year-old boy. this was a heinous and cowardly act and given what we now know about what took place, the fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorism. any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror. what we don't yet know, however, is who carried out this attack or why. whether it was planned and executed by a terrorist organization, foreign or domestic, or was the act of a malevolent individual. that's what we don't yet know. and clearly we're at the beginning of our investigation. it will take time to follow every lead and determine what happened. but we will find out. we will find whoever harmed our citizens and we will bring them to justice point we also know this. the american people refuse to be terrorized. what the world saw yesterday in the aftermath of the explosions were stories of heroism and kindness and love. people kept running to the nearest hospital to give blood and those who stayed to tend to the wounded. some tearing off their own clothes to make tourniquets. the first responders who saved lives. the member and women who are still treating the wound asked the medical students who hurried to help saying when we heard, we all came in. the priests who open their churches and ministered to the hurt and the fearful, and the good people of boston who opened their homes to the victims of this attack and those shaken by it. so if you want to know who we are, what america is, how we respond to evil, that's it. selflessly, compassionately, unafraid. >> right now, the normally clogged streets of downtown boston have been transformed into a closed off crime scene. a makeshift memorial. it could remain that way for days. boston police say it is the most complex crime scene in that department's history. today's heightened alert prompted two scares at airports. officials at boston's logan evacuated a plane, moved it away from the terminal in search of a suspicious package. at new york la laguardia airport, crews evacuated an entire terminal. this speaks to the feeling throughout the country. now, this morning, the white house lowered its flags to half-staff in honor of the three peep who died and the more than 176 injured survivors. a prayer service is planned for tomorrow in boston. as the president mentioned, one of those who died is 8-year-old martin richard. a vigil will be held for this child tonight. the boy had just congratulated his dad who finished the marathon before returning to the stands moments before that blast. his mother was severely wounded. his 6-year-old sister lost her leg. his father released a statement only moments ago. in part it says my dear son martin has died from injuries sustained in the attack on boston. my wife and daughter are both receiving, recovering from serious injuries. we thank our family and friend, those we know and those we've never met for their thoughts and prayers. i ask that you continue to pray for my family as we remember martin. more than 100 people remain in area hospitals. 17 are in critical condition. several people required amputations and doctors say more are likely. nbc news justice correspondent pete williams is standing by. i am just reading information that you put in regarding the components of this bomb and what authorities believe was used to make the explosives. what can you tell me? >> they say they were crudely made. that doesn't mean that they weren't powerful and they were. they were made with gunpowder, bbs and ball bearings packed inside a pressure cooker. let me point to a picture from a homeland security bulletin. we're going to get in real tight on these little pots down here. this is what pressure cookers look like. give it a second to focus and see how much tighter we can get. these are what pressure cookers look like in case you haven't seen them. these are rather inexpensive pressure cookers. in case you've not ever dealt with one. a pot with a cover on it that you can make basically air tight and food cooks faster. and then for at least a decade, they've been used to make bombs around the world. so inside is the explosive and the authorities believe it is gunpowder or smokeless powder. all these parts are commonly available. so someone could, if they came to the united states, could come here without any parts at all and go out and buy them. then all set off with some kind of timer. they believe the bombs were carried to the scene in backpacks. >> and pete, you have also more information regarding, or at least an update. you had a lot of people online asking about the video that showed authorities searching an apartment in revere, massachusetts, overnight. what is the update on the search of that apartment and any individuals they've spoken with. >> right. that's an apartment belonging to a student who is here on a currently valid student visa who had come here to study in the u.s. who was at the scene. some people thought he was acting suspiciously. he was seen running away in a way that people who were there thought was unusual. he went to the hospital with burns. the fbi and boston police questioned him at length last night. they sefd his apartment. they found nothing. he has denied any involvement and it does sound like while they'll continue to look into his background, that is no longer considered a very promising lead. >> with the investigation, we know that the fbi is the lead in this investigation. they're asking for videos, pictures. it sounds as if, i heard your report earlier, they are literally going to piece by piece put this together, as much as possible with technology and the cameras that were all around that scene. >> i think one of the authorities this morning described this as probably one of the most heavily photographed areas in the country yesterday. just because of this event going on. and they hope with so many lenses pointed and so many different directions, somebody somewhere got something that will be of investigative value. so what they'll try to do with the videos, to the extent that they can, match them up in terms of time. so that they are all registered. so the frame, as you go frame by frame, you're moving in the same time dimension. you're going a second ahead in each one at the same time of day. and then they'll try to look at still photos and try to line those up as well, hoping they can see something there that maybe people weren't aware of at the time. >> all right. pete williams, thank you very much for the latest information on the investigation. let's to go kris jansing. she is at a crime scene focused on about 12 blocks. we've just gotten confirmation of the name of one of the other people who died there yesterday. 29-year-old crystal campbell. she was a 2001 graduate from medford high school. her father just in the last few minutes confirming the identity of his daughter, krystle campbell. now one of the names that we know in addition to 8-year-old. the focus is about a 12-block area. what else is happening on the ground? >> i can tell you that the investigators are determined to find out who perpetrated this crime. they are focused on the victim, all 176 of them, just identifying the second of the three people who have died. i'm a few blocks from where the finish line was and we can see the s.w.a.t. vehicles. most has been cordoned off. this would normally be a bustling area, especially on a beautiful spring day like today. and many of the thousands of people who came here from nearly 100 different countries to run this marathon stay for another day. they become tourists and of course, it would normally be a day of business, not today. so many places are closed. they are painstakingly going over each and every inch that is cordoned off in this 12-block area. with 15 blocks, looking for all the kinds of information pete was talking about. even going to the hospitals and retrieving some of the shrapnel that was embedded in the bodies of some of the victims. police have been guarding the perimeter, making sure that folks who want to could that in and take pictures just don't get too close. and when you talk about this being probably one of the most photographed areas on earth, for marathon monday, i can tell you that police have been saying, they're already getting so much information in and they have pledged at a news conference earlier today that anyone who calls, who has information, particularly video or pictures right before or right after these bombings, they will look at them. so very much an active crime scene. they expect it to go on for days and although they say they would obviously like the city to get back to normal, that would just mean that the barricades come down and cars and pedestrians come through. a very different sense of what it is to be in boston now than it was obviously before this bombing. >> you mentioned, chris, pedestrians. i saw vehicles, for example, that people used to drive down to the marathon. many of them in garages are not being allowed to pick up those cars because the investigators on the scene literally want to look at every car in these garages in and around the crime scene. >> reporter: you can just even imagine in a city like this, the amount of information that they're trying to process. remember when they thought there might have been more than two bombs and they had to go through all of those purses and backpacks. people just threw them and ran away from the scene for fear of their lives. same thing with the cars. people who can't get to their homes. so they are trying as much as they can to allow people to get back to their cars, back to their home. let these businesses reopen. they're not going to do it at the expense of the investigation. >> thank you very much. back to the white house. we've been told the president is getting regular briefings from his security team on the attacks. here's a little more of what the president said a few hours ago. >> in the coming days, we will pursue every effort to get to the bottom of what happened and we will tip to remain vigilant. i've directed my administration to take appropriate security measures to protect the american peep and this is a good time for all of us to remember that we all have a part to play in alerting authorities if you see something suspicious, speak up. i have extraordinary confidence in the men and women of the fbi, the boston police department and the other agencies that responded so heroically and effectively in the aftermath of yesterday's events. i'm very grateful for the leadership of governor patrick and mayor menino. i know as we protect our people and aggressively pursue this investigation, the people of boston will continue to respond in the same proud and heroic way that they have thus far. and their fellow americans will be right there with them. when we have more details, they will be disclosed. what i have indicated to you is what we know now. we know it was bombs that were set off. we know that obviously, they did some severe damage. we do not know who did them. we do not know whether this was an active organization or an individual or individuals. we don't have a sense of motive yet. so everything else at this point is speculation. but as we receive more information, as the fbi has more information, as our counter terrorism teams have more information, we will make sure to keep you and the american people posted. >> let me bring in nbc news white house correspondent kristen welker. she joins us now. the president in contact and regularly being briefed by his advisers. but listening to the president just like with so many people at home, he is saying there that there are more questions still than answers, at least that they can disclose. >> reporter: right. it is still very early on in this investigation, tamron. the big question that they are trying to answer right now, was this a domestic act of terrorism or a foreign act of terrorism. the other big takeaway from the president's remarks are that he used that term. he said this is being investigated as an act of terrorism. remember when he spoke yesterday, he refrain from using that word. white house officials said that is because he spoke about three hours after those blasts went off. he wanted to be very cautious in terms of his word choice. the white house a few minutes after the president spoke yesterday did put out a statement saying that it does appear this is an act of terror. you heard the president say he spoke to mayor tom menino. that he has spoken to governor patrick and he told them, he would be putting the full weight and resources of the federal government behind figuring out who exactly is responsible for this. so still a very somber day here at the white house, tamron. as in past tragedies, the president has visited communities who are suffering. i would not be surprised if we saw president obama take a trip to boston in the coming days. >> thank you very much of before we go to break, i want to reiterate is breaking news from pete williams, that it fathers bombs were explosives made of pressure cookers placed at the scene. likely in backpacks. the explosive charge, according to the information, could propel shrapnel and fragments of that pressure cooker itself at speeds of 3,300 feet per second. that's more than three times the speed of a .9 millimeter round fired from a gun. so we're getting more information on the actual material used to create that explosives and how they may have gone undetected by so many people if they were hidden in, as believed right now, backpacks. that is the latest information regarding the details of the explosives used. security now being ramped up at sporting events in los angeles, oklahoma, even london and germany. back to boston. tonight's celtics game has been canceled. up next, more on the complexity of securing large events that so many of us attend. as we go to break, i'll look at the moment of silence in honor of the victims of boston attack on the floor of 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i know you've been on the phone with a lot of people. >> most cities will go ahead with the events they have planned. this is spring in america and many cities plan many events to take advantage of the good weather. my contacts i've been talking to have suggested, listen. you are probably going to see an increased security presence, perhaps at the airports, when you fly someplace. you you might see the tsa doing a double-check. they might be less forgiving of something in their bag that causes them suspicion. before they might have given it a pass. they won't do that right now. one big concern is the sequester and what if any effects that might have on the tsa staffing levels around the country as they take this elevated posture even more seriously. at specific police departments around the country, you're seeing more showing of the badge. what that means is that we're really seeing maybe not an increase in staffs but more of a visible presence them want to be sure that the public is aware that they are on the job and doing their job. so everywhere from of course, new york and boston to l.a. to denver. you name it. you're likely to see that. we can also talk about two events. that really speak to how much the country is really kind of on edge, more so than it's been in recent years. we have the event today at boston logan airport. we had a u.s. airways flight that was evacuated out on the ramp because of a report of a suspicious package. they found that was nothing to be concerned about. and then laguardia airport. the central terminal evacuated also because of a suspicious package. this really goes to that whole notion that we saw underscored again today by the mayor of new york and also by the police commissioner saying if you see something, say something. we've seen it repetitioned across the country over the last 24 hours. it speaks to this tightened sense of awareness and status of alert. >> thank you very much. let me bring in security expert, anthony roman. thank you for your time. looking for an article posted on mother jones website. it says attacks on sporting events are surprisingly rare. with that said wlrg you see devastation lake this, it only takes one to impact our country. it only takes one for you to attend. that's all it takes. so with that that, we always hear the scenario of how vulnerable or how weak some of these sporting events are when it comes to security because of the number of people. you simply cannot secure these events completely. what is your take on it? >> well, the larger the crowd, the more difficult it is to defend against it. in the case of the marathon, we had the 26 plus mile route. that becomes particularly difficult. so what you try to do is concentrate a lot of your resources where the crowds gather most. that would be at the starting of the event where thousands of runners are gathering. and at the end of the event where the runners are finishing. you have a tremendous amount of media and you have lots of family waiting and the reviewing stands. >> so you're the expert. you go into one of these events. i mentioned the boston celtics game canceled tonight. you have something where you have tens of thousands inside and out. what is the urgent priority as far as making sure we're all safe? there was a time when we discussed using metal detectors. people were inconvenience asked no one wanted that. so you're ham strung in one way. the other is finding a solution as best as possible. >> awawe are a democracy so it more difficult. >> but we're a democracy who wants to stay safe. we have the tsa when we fly. >> the police intelligence divisions begin their assessments months in advance of these kinds of events. they develop their undercover sources. they check in to their electronic surveillance methods. they handle all sorts of development of intelligence to see where the real risk may lie. and then the police bomb squads begin to assess the locales, the specialty units look at the areas of vulnerability. in the case of a city like new york where there are a tremendous number of resources. 38,000 police officers, a good deal of specialty units, aviation units. what they do is they seal the manhole covers. this he take away all the receptacles. >> is that all a result of what happened here with 9/11? are those all post 9/11? >> those are all post 9/11. they put detectors in the sewer system, radiation detectors to determine whether or not there is a dirty bomb in the area. there are spotters on the roof and snipers on roof tops. and new york, like london, has one of the most sophisticated surveillance systems in the world that has software that is called smart an it will i cans. >> do we see that same technology in boston? >> we do not. not to the level that new york has it. >> so you have new york if it is a appear mid at the top as a result of 9/11. and other major cities who fall beneath there. >> boston was never thought to be as vulnerable or a serious a risk as new york, washington, d.c., chicago, san francisco, los angeles. they have a police department of 5,000 men compared to 38,000 in new york. just the manpower issue is a question alone. it become more difficult for them from a manpower point of view to remove all the mailboxes. to remove all the receptacles so they try to concentrate their manpower in more usable and functional ways. >> thank you so much for your time. we greatly appreciate it. >> up next, we'll be joined by fbi profiler clint van zandt with this latest news on the bombing could tell us regarding the individual or individuals behind it. speaking specifically on the new information we have regarding the components, what was used to make these explosives and how they were able to conceal them with so many people around. we've got the latest information. pete williams is reporting on the explosives and this pressure cooker used to make them. plus, thi
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here. you have this 8-year-old, one of three people killed in the explosions. martin richard attended the marathon to watch his dad run, right, when his mom and 6-year-old sister were also seriously hurt in the blast. his sister lost the leg. the more had surgery for a brain injury. >> one witness says he think his saw that boy after the explosion. >> when you're in such shock you don't know really what you're seeing. and i thought i saw a child laying to the left and my wife didn't see that as she later told me. i thought perhaps it was clothing or perhaps someone's limb because there was a man there missing a limb. but it -- it was surreal. it was -- whoever did it was just embodiment of evil, unbelievable. >> reporter: the bombs were on the ground rather than being -- >> there's no question the bombs were in knapsacks or something on the ground because the woman whose clothing were melting into her skin, it was on her legs, the man lost a leg, if that was the child, the child was small, we would have been hit 50 feet away across the street if the bombs were higher. the bomb to the
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tonight for martin richard. he's the 8-year-old boy who was killed in yesterday's explosion while watching his father run the boston marathon. martin's sister and mother were also seriously injured in the blast. today bill richard, martin's father, thanked well wishers for their thoughts and prayers. we'll be right back. >>> we're back now with "boston globe" sports columnist dan shaughnessy. he describes yesterday as one of our best days is forever tainted. the 117-year-old boston marathon will never be the same and there goes another piece of our freedom and another sacred institution. dan joins me now, along with brent o conner, who was feet away from the explosion. dan, your feelings about what this means to boston, the marathon, to this country. >> patriots day in boston, it's a very unique thing. nobody goes to work. nobody goes to school. the red sox play a game at 11:00 in the morning. it's a boston only event. it's always been sacred and a very inclusive event. the people finishing that race, that's every man at the finish line. they're not elite runners. this hit hard an
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pieces, martin richard died at the age of 8 and a 10-year-old in critical condition with severe leg injuries and a 9-year-old girl who lost one of her legs. three people died but there are a lot of people whose lives and family lives who have been altered forever. >> why don't we go to mike barnicle before we do more on the investigation and get a sense of where boston is right now. me mike, you've been talking to people literally since this tragedy struck. i know a news conference yesterday with the mayor and a lot of boston's best coming together to put together funds for the families of the injured and the killed and the city is coming together as best it can. >> it is, mika. last evening, there was a memorial service, a neighborhood memorial service in the dorchester section of boston for martin richard and his family, but specifically for young martin, wi8 years old who was killed in the blast. a few people showed up at a playground a few blocks from the richard home. a beautiful sunset service held yesterday. the national anthem was played, "god bless america." no speeches. no
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by the "boston globe" as martin richards of dorchester. his mother and sister also hurt. there were 144 total people hurt, 17 in critical condition this morning, 5 in serious condition. the fbi is now taking the lead in this investigation. there is no motive, no one is in custody, they say. but authorities are said to be pursuing several active leads. overnight they executed a search warrant at an apartment in raveer, massachusetts. the first explosion happened at 2:50 p.m., four hours and nine minutes into the race. the second explosion came 15 seconds later. this is what it looked like. this is what it sounded like. you can see it right there. people on the scene witnessing the carnage. they simply cannot believe their eyes. >> they were banged up, bad. severe lacerations, amputees, a lot of shrapnel. pretty big explosion. there was a lot of blood everywhere. >> so this morning the crime scene normally a very, very busy part of the city. it is shut down for the investigation. it's about a mile long stretch of boylston street which includes copley place and part of the brew dentipr
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